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Cardiac Embolism Symptoms
Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lays low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have pulmonary embolism and everytime i move om my couch my heart beat fast and hard and last for at least 30min or more. Or if i walk a few feet?
Is it possible to increase heart muscle after a heart attack followed by triple bypass followed by pulmonary embolism?
I am 51. At 47 i had tia, dvt, pulmonary embolism, hole in heart. I am on warfarin and aggrenox. New white places in brain. Should i be concerned?
Yes: Atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale are the most common (heart holes). The fact that you have a history of tias and dvt/pe should be a concern for a paradoxical embolus. You should see a cardiologist who should refer you to a structural interventional cardiologist or a minimally invasive cardiac surgeon to repair this defect. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it possible to get an air embolism from an IV? I had an IV the other day and was given comprazine. It made my heart rate go way up. any reason why?
No air embolism: You did not have air embolism. Yes, a bubble or two of air may have gotten into your venous circulation. That's it. Air embolism occurs when a larger volume of air is injected, usually under pressure. You likely experienced a side effect of the drug or a symptom of the condition it was treating. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Up: Generally up because of the significant vascular response, vascular dilation and the heart trying to compensate, there is a 50% mortality and those who do not die are in the ICU because they almost died, it's horrible. If you are considering that you have this problem currently, well, you wouldn't be able to write this. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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